High Level Event :: Award
The Best ICT4EE Project Award
The applications are now closed.
1) Go to the "voting webpage"
2) Log on - in case you do not have a Login yet, please create your profile at http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/cf/ee09/person-de.cfm?eventId=ee09
3) Click on the name of the project you wish to vote for.
4) Select the score you assign to each criteria which will be automatically saved.
About the competition
The aim of the competition is to promote innovation in ICT that will contribute to substantial and measurable improvements in energy efficiency, and that have the potential to provide visible and convincing showcases for investment by business, citizens or both.
Who could apply?
The Best ICT4EE Project Award is open to all
publicly funded research and technological development projects
that involve one or more participants having research and/or business interests
in each of the ICT and energy domains.
Projects, either ongoing or already finished, must have a dedicated website.
Finished projects are also eligible on condition that they have a dedicated website that has been adequately maintained in the meantime.
How the competition works - At a glance:
- The competition was opened at the ICT4EE Event on 19th March 2009 and closed on August 31st 2009 (then extended until October 15th). Entrants had to log on to the ICT4EE website and enter the address of their own project website. In this regard please see details on the "How to apply" section.
- Based on information presented in the project websites, the European Commission conducted an eligibility check against the criteria set out below. A list of eligible participant projects together with their websites has been established by September 30th 2009 (now October 29th).
- The wider Internet community will then be invited to rate the listed sites. Voting time will be from October 1st (now October 30th) to December 31st 2009.
- A jury will select three finalists from among the highest ranked sites.
- The winner will be announced at the 2010 ICT4EE Event.
- Step 1:
Log-in to the website, using your events profile.
Under "Calls for proposals", select "Create Project Website proposal".
- Step 2: Enter the details of your proposal in the online form.
- Step 3: press the "submit" button to send your proposal. It will appear online.
You can edit your proposal even after you have submitted it, until August 31st 2009 (now October 15th).
Participating projects should satisfy the following three eligibility criteria:
|1. Partnership||Is there a participant from the ICT domain and is there a participant from the energy domain?|
|2. Funding||Does the project receive a financial contribution from the EU or does the project receive a financial contribution from any of the EU Member State funding agencies?|
|3. Website||Does the project have a dedicated website?|
Participating projects will be rated using the following four rating criteria:
|1. Innovation||Given the set objectives and plan of work, is the project likely to lead to innovative energy-saving solutions?|
|2. Societal dimension||Is the web-site content
also aimed at non-specialists?
Is the project outcome likely to have a direct impact on the way we live and/or do business?
|3. European Aspects||Does the website clearly define the project in a European context? Does it contain links to the relevant pages of the EU institutions, or other EU projects? Would the outcome be replicable in other European countries?|
|4. Website||Would you recommend your colleagues and friends to visit this site? Does it innovate - for example, through animation, interactivity, or by creating a virtual community? Is it clear, complete and up to date? Overall, did you enjoy your visit and learn something?|
Selection of finalists by Jury
A jury composed of independent experts will examine the top ranked websites from the Internet vote. The jury will also apply the four Award Criteria above and select three finalists. The three finalists will be invited to the ICT4EE Event.
Award Ceremony and Winner
All three finalists will be awarded with a certificate signed by
representatives of the European Commission and the Presidency of the European
The jury will also select the overall Winner of the Best ICT4EE project, who will be awarded a Grand Prize.
The European Commission reserves the right to change any of the above
without prior notification.
The European Commission reserves the right to split the amount into different prizes.
 under EU, EU Member State, Regional or Local funding schemes.